Emaji, Inc. (EMJI) announced today that its entertainment division, Emaji Entertainment, has acquired the rights to reboot Dee Snider's Strangeland, the 1998 horror film written by and starring Snider, the frontman of heavy metal giant Twisted Sister. Dee Snider's portrayal of Carlton Hendricks aka Captain Howdy in the original film created a character that has become a cult horror legend. Emaji Entertainment will accompany the singer-songwriter, screenwriter, radio personality and actor back into the dark underground world of ritualistic body modification where victims are lured via an ever pervasive world of social media.
The 1998 soundtrack included an incredible array of bands - System of a Down, Sevendust, Soulfly, Slipknot, Kid Rock, Coal Chamber, Twisted Sister, Megadeth, Marilyn Manson and Pantera - handpicked by Snider. Here's what Dee Snider had to say in a statement.
"Music was intrinsic to me in the first one. We really tried to create the ultimate heavy soundtrack. Music will be important to me again for this film."
The project has the working title StrangeLand: Disciple and is the second film production announced by the company based on a well established horror property. Emaji Entertainment recently announced a reboot of "The Howling" and plans two further projects as part of its initial branded horror slate. Additional details will be released as the film moves through towards production and release.